Late winter and early spring is the time to start planning the summer riding season. When I go out I normally take a GPS with me, but you can't beat a plain paper map for planning out a ride. The best part is you can get them for free from the state and you don't even have to leave home. Sometimes the state department of transportation offers them, and sometimes it's the state tourism department. Either way, for most states you can fill out an online form and the state will mail them to you free of charge. When you order from the tourism department the maps may be part of a visitors package, but that's even better because you get brochures and booklets on interesting places to visit.
The most difficult part of getting these resources is finding them on the internet. I normally start by Googling state department of transportation where state is the state I'm interested in and all I want is a highway map. For example - Virginia department of transportation. The first Google listing is normally the official state site, and within a few clicks you should find the map ordering page. If that doesn't work, try state department of tourism. The department of tourism is also the place to go for the visitor's package.
To get you started, below are the links for the states in our region.